Chakra Balance For Beginners
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Chakra Balance For Beginners

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1 August 2021

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Chakras are wheels of energy that we have within our bodies that function as power stations of sorts. Each chakra serves a different purpose and releases specific energy flows.

Each chakra corresponds to a specific gland within the body. It's believed that when your chakras are blocked, you feel lethargic and can even fall sick. When a chakra is under or over active, you may experience physical and/ or mental side effects - the same way you’d fall under the weather if one, or more, of your glands is under or over active. 

By connecting with your chakras, you begin to cultivate awareness of your body, mind, and soul. In the long term, this awareness will help you recognise more easily where you may be experiencing a deficit. In short, maintaining balanced chakras simply means maintaining your health, holistically.

Here is everything you need to know about your seven chakras, how to recognise gland deficiencies, and find balance.

 

The Crown Chakra

This chakra is associated with thoughts, inspiration, positivity, and happiness. There are a few ways to achieve balance for this chakra. The easiest would be to practice affirmation and positive thoughts, which can easily be achieved through a mantra. Repeating statements such as "I am enough" for example, can unleash positive thoughts and in turn, help you. Another way is by stimulating your creativity to find inspiration. Paint, draw, listen to or play some music; anything that will help relax and get you in tune with your creative side.

Theme: Spirituality 

Prompts: What is your definition of source? How can you connect to source on a daily basis? How can you balance this connection with staying rooted in the present? 

Location: At the centre of the crown

Corresponding Gland: Pituitary gland

Over/under Active Symptoms: Dizziness, headaches, & mood changes

Personal Mantra: I am connected to my higher self 

Sanskrit Mantra: Om

Colour: White or Indigo

 

The Third Eye Chakra

Otherwise known as the brow chakra, it reflects being able to have an inner vision. This chakra is associated with wisdom, perception, and a sense of inner understanding of one’s self. Silent meditation and visualisation help with balancing this chakra. Ensure you are in a peaceful and quiet surrounding when you meditate as it helps still the mind.

Theme: Awareness

Prompts: What narrative are you repeating to yourself? How can you expand your perception outside of this narrative? What situation in your life do you need to reassess? 

Location: In between both eyebrows

Corresponding Gland: Pineal gland

Over/under Active Symptoms: Fatigue, impaired sleep, & memory problems

Personal Mantra: I choose to see the bigger picture

Sanskrit Mantra: Aum

Colour: Dark blue or indigo

 

The Throat Chakra

This chakra is for speech, communication, and self-expression. When it comes to communication, it is not only knowing how and when to speak but also about being good at listening and knowing signs. The best way to balance this chakra is to be mindful when you speak. It's definitely easier said than done, but being conscious of what is being said and how you treat others helps to better yourself.

Theme: Communication 

Prompts: Have you been authentically expressing yourself? Have you been communicating your needs? How can you clearly express your boundaries? 

Location: At the throat

Corresponding Gland: Thyroid gland

Over/under Active Symptoms: Cough, sore throat, & tonsillitis 

Personal Mantra: I communicate authentically 

Sanskrit Mantra: Ham

Colour: Light blue

 

The Heart Chakra

Located at the center, and quite rightfully so, this chakra focuses on love (in all forms including self-love) and compassion. Where feelings are concerned, it is a constant struggle trying to control them but here's the thing, you should be able to let yourself feel what you feel and with that, be able to understand and accept these emotions. By holding it back, you clog up your chakra which leads to long-term problems. Writing down your feelings, talking about them, or infusing them with your daily chants helps.

Theme: Compassion

Prompts: What, or who, do you need to approach with more compassion? Which parts of yourself (physical, mental, emotional, spiritual) need more attention & love? What self-care routine can you create to provide yourself with that attention & love?

Location: At the heart

Corresponding Gland: Thymus gland

Over/under Active Symptoms: Chest pain, difficulty breathing, & other lung-related problems 

Personal Mantra: I love myself 

Sanskrit Mantra: Yam

Colour: Green

 

The Solar Plexus Chakra

Known as your core chakra, this is one that is very much focused on as it's your energy channel. Having complete control of your emotions and thoughts is something that takes a lot to accomplish. Give yourself a break and don't be too hard on yourself when things don't go your way. You can make a list of what you'd like to accomplish and slowly work your way through it, making it a point to not push yourself too hard.

Theme: Willpower

Prompts: Do you believe in yourself - your goals? Have you prioritised your tasks accordingly? Are you doing everything you can to manifest your highest reality?

Location: Two fingers above and behind the belly button

Corresponding Gland: Adrenal gland

Over/under Active Symptoms: Abdominal pain, indigestion, & lack of appetite 

Personal Mantra: I am manifesting my highest reality

Sanskrit Mantra: Ram

Colour: Yellow

 

The Sacral Chakra

The chakra for pleasure, creativity, and desire. Besides yoga postures that help with unblocking and balancing this chakra, dancing is encouraged too. Let yourself loose and lose yourself in the music. All the energy spent and released is good energy that in turn helps to balance the chakra.

Theme: Emotions

Prompts: Are you in touch with your emotions? How do you want to feel daily and what can you do to feel that way? When was the last time you creatively expressed yourself? 

Location: Two fingers under the belly button

Corresponding Gland: Gonad glands

Over/under Active Symptoms: Infertility, low libido, & high libido 

Personal Mantra: I allow my feelings to guide me 

Sanskrit Mantra: Vam

Colour: Orange

 

The Root Chakra

Being the closest chakra to the ground, this chakra focuses on grounding (literally) and physical survival. Similar to the sacral chakra, dancing and exercise are key to keep this chakra balanced. While meditating, take into consideration all of your senses as this helps with keeping your chakras aligned and balanced.

Theme: Stability

Prompts: Do you feel grounded in your body? Are you worried about your basic needs? What can you do day-to-day to feel stable & safe? 

Location: At the root of the spine

Corresponding Gland: Gonad glands

Over/under Active Symptoms: Imbalanced period, hair loss, & hot flashes 

Personal Mantra: I am rooted in the present 

Sanskrit Mantra: Lam

Colour: Red

 

Choose The Way You Connect With Your Chakras

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Know that you can connect with and balance your chakras in various ways. Experiment, then stick to what’s easiest for you! Examples include:

  • Wearing the colour of the chakra needing attention 

  • Cooking food in the colour of the chakra needing attention

  • Chanting the Sanskrit mantra for the chakra needing attention for at least three minutes

  • Working with crystals in the colour of the chakra needing attention
Remember that cultivating awareness of your chakras requires dedication but most importantly, patience.

 


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